Tuesday, 18 June 2013

My convenience food shame!

Now that I've pretty much recovered from last week's bronchitis (or brontosaurus-itis as M called it) I've been in a sorting-out mood.
Firstly, my scraps box, as you've seen, then the kids' wardrobes (they've both had a growth spurt recently.) Today I made an inventory of what was in the freezer. It is only a month until we go away for the summer, so I'd like to use up what I have, and try to save a bit of extra holiday money at the  same time.
I can cook, but I don't enjoy it, or more precisely I don't enjoy meal planning every day for 2 fussy kids who do not like the same things. During the school holidays P and I cook properly but in term time, by the time I've finished work and driven the kids to their various activities, I unapologetically fall back on convenience foods. However, I was more than a little shocked when I listed the full contents of my chest freezer:

2 cordon bleus
Margarita pizza
4 vg burgers
½ bag oven chips
Quiche lorraine
4 chicken fingers
Pack veg fingers
1 box micro chips
1 portion rice
1 bag scampi
Cheese /ham kiev
3 pk cheesy bean bites
1 pk wedges
2 corn cobs
Cheese /ham kiev
1 pk hash browns
Frozen bread rolls
4 cod fillets
Frozen sausages
2pk galettes
4 pork steaks
2 pk veggie sausages
Diced onion
1 portion Cumberland pie
Cauliflower cheese grills
2 cheese/broccoli chicken lattice
Frozen mince
2 garli/herb chicken
½ pk fish goujons
2 southern fried fillets
1 garlic kiev
 I've got enough meals there for at least 2 weeks. I've printed off the list and stuck it up where I can see it before I go shopping/order a takeaway.

What about you? When was the last time you saw the bottom of your freezer? Please tell me I'm not the only one who buys so much frozen food.


Anonymous said...

I recently did the same and found 5 packs of jumbo prawns i must have bought thinking they'd be useful, so we've had prawn curry,prawn risotto, prawn salad... you get the picture!

My sister bought 2 freezers and only shops once every 2 months for freezer and store cupboard as she hates supermarkets so much


Maria Ontiveros said...

I think I have more dinners lurking in the refrigerator than the freezer.

Sian said...

No, I do it too. I'm not a natural cook!

Julia Dunnit said...

I dont have so much in my freezer. but i dont work the same timetable as you, and I no longer do after school activity and taxi-ing..and since ive been on the diet, we eat a huge amount more fresh food. Ive had to adjust all sorts, including the shopping...luckily, as you know, I work for our own business, so i have a flexibility that I know is almost priceless.